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Apr 18, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk today about a snake? worm? Lizard? Found in Claire Lewis's chocolate cake bought at Asda in Wales UK this week.  The woman refused a refund and instead wanted a gift card in exchange for the animal that was wrapped in cello-tape on the packaging.  Kathrine Switzer's famous picture from the Boston Marathon in 1967 when an official tried to rip her from the course and the pictures went viral for 1967.  50 years on, she finished the Boston Marathon this week in 4:44.  She paved the way for women everywhere to push the limits of what women are allowed and thought to be able to do.  

Apr 18, 2017

Another Buzzfeed Quiz that suck in Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry as this time, some questions about the Fastfood that you love is apparently supposed to tell you exactly when you were born.  Liars.  Alex is assigned a new age and isn't happy about it, plus, how Doug Wright calls out Alex for not calling in on time to his show, on his day off, while shopping for a new car seat to talk about the Utah Jazz run in the NBA playoffs. And a #zenheadlines that will warm the heart as Taiwan has officially banned eating dogs and cats or distributing dog and cat meat will be fined heavily but will China and South Korea follow suit?  

Apr 18, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry today examine the recently discovered Dinosaur Poop that Ethan hunted for in Southern Utah.  Coprolite aka Poop, that we hold up for glorious podcast listeners and viewers to see.  Fossil hunting is one thing but bringing poop into the studio is quite crazy.  Also, as a #zenheadlines segment, Lebron James maybe in the thick of the NBA Playoffs for the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, but The Lebron James Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Akron City Schools system in Ohio have opened the "I Promise" school for under privileged youth to stay off of the street and get an education fir for a King, from the King who is pouring tons of money into the school to open.       

Apr 18, 2017

(VIDEO) Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about today's hot topic, dinosaur poop. Ethan decided to drive to the middle of nowhere (south of Hanksville) in Utah and look for rocks that look like poo. We break down the different facets of said excretion, as well as try and get him to lick some. 

Apr 17, 2017

(VIDEO) Today's Zen Headline is brought to us by a listener and we need to talk about all the different ways we can memorialize our loved ones. Set Free At Sea and Eternal Reefs offer services to use the ashes to create underwater reefs but what about those who use ashes to create shotgun shells? Yeah, probably not very zen...

Keep sending us your Zen Headlines and we'll try to read them on the air!

Apr 17, 2017

In part two of Ethan Millard's interview with Jonathan Baker, the two talk about some personal things.  

Jonathan has a family and Ethan was curious as to how he can make it work in Hollywood.

Jonathan points out that our lives are a product of our own decisions.  He chooses to prioritize his family.  That means including them in many of his project.

Jonathan's directorial debut, "Inconceivable", releases in June.  It stars Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider, Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona), Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest, Chinatown), Gina Gershon (Showgirls, Face Off), Nicky Whelan (Paranormal Movie, Left Behind), Natalie Eva Marie (WWE, Total Divas), Tyler Jon Olson (Mauraders, Precious Cargo), and James Van Patten (Saw, Robin Hood: Men In Tights).

Jonathan is also the subject of a documentary, "Becoming Iconic", that showcases his efforts at directing.  The film features John Badham (Bird On A Wire, Saturday Night Fever), Warren Beatty (Bulworth, Dick Tracy), Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver, Anna And The King), Taylor Hackford (The Devil's Advocate, An Officer And A Gentleman), and Adrian Lyne (Flashdance, 91/2 Weeks, Indecent Proposal).

Learn more about Jonathan Baker at

Apr 17, 2017

Get a table at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills, order an appetizer, and wait.

That's the advice Ethan Millard got from Jonathan Baker, a long time entertainment guru turned first-time director.

Jonathan's new film, "Inconceivable", stars himself, Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan, Natalie Eva Marie, James Van Patten, and others.

Ethan and Jonathan also talked about his personal mentor Warren Beatty, and how weird it was to see his mentor and his co-star up on stage at The Oscars muddling through the LaLa Land Moonlight mixup.

Jonathan is also the subject of a documentary,  "Becoming Iconic". The film details Jonathan's experiences as a first time director.  Directed by Neal Thibedeau, "Becoming Iconic" features John Badham, Warren Beatty, Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Jodie Foster, Taylor Hackford, and Adrian Lyne.


Apr 16, 2017


Bringing you an Easter Sunday special video revolving around the most delicious Scotch Cadbury Egg recipes. Relating to Easter candy, Alex Kirry believes that the Cadbury Creme Egg is disgusting which leads to Ethan Millard to break down some of the greatest Scotch Creme Eggs he could find including: Creme Egg Pizza, Creme Egg croissant doughnuts, and a Creme Egg Deep Fried Burger.

Apr 15, 2017

Today's Zen Headline start out a little less zen with the events of the MOAB ISIS bombing still lingering but we're going to move on to how we're saving our environment. Indiana University’s student government is urging students to take short, cold showers to save the planet and there are study's that show taking short, cold showers help invigorate and jump start the body. 

Alex Kirry attempts to make the case but Ethan Millard is having none of it.

Apr 14, 2017

(VIDEO) Ethan Millard has gone above and beyond by bringing up new "supposed" footage from LiveLeak of the MOAB bombing of ISIS in Afghanistan. Not only is MOAB an acronym for the largest non-nuclear weapon America has, as well as the southern Utah vacation hot-spot but most importantly, its taking away all of the fame that the Moab burrito has and we're kind of conflicted. 

The supposed footage is extremely intriguing and we're on the fence of the legitimacy of the video, let us know what you think! 

Apr 14, 2017

The Cadbury Creme Egg is terribly overrated when it comes to Easter Candy but nothing says I love celebrating Easter like a bunch of Nightside mish-mashed candy recipes from Cadbury, Starburst Jelly Beans, Reese's Peanut butter Eggs and a trifle with a dash of insulin.  Diabetes is so en vogue right now.  The scotch egg is our favorite.  

And an Easter worthy celebration when a man is on a blind date with a woman at Cheesecake Factory when he collapses and stops breathing.  The Missouri woman is a respiratory therapist by trade and along with the help of a server, saved her date's life.  Back from the dead.  

Apr 14, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard watch drone footage and alleged cell phone footage of the attack from a village in Afghanistan near the MOAB bomb dropping on IS caves and tunnels.  This is how you get the bad guys but the unfortunate naming of the bomb doesn't exactly help Utah tourism to the actual, tranquil, cool and peaceful Moab here in the state.  Donald Trump should call it something else with a Colorado name to really scare the terrorists to Denver.  

Also, a zenheadline for millennials who are saving the planet at Indiana University after asking students to take short, cold showers to save energy and the environment.  Ethan isn't impressed.   

Apr 14, 2017

(VIDEO) Cary McCook of British Columbia, Canada was the unfortunate person who got totally destroyed by a deer running wild and while that would be quite the story, it happened on April Fool's Day so no one believed him. Leading Cary to hunt down any surveillance footage that could help convince his family and friends. Oddly enough, Alex and Ethan knew this story was true as soon as they found out it originated from Canada...

Apr 13, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off the show wading into the Dear Prudence advice column when a man finds that his wife's choice in baby names is ruining their marriage and he doesn't even feel like he knows who she is anymore.

A Python found during an Australian methamphetamine bust was found to have been addicted to meth and so the Prisoners and guards in Sydney's Prison helped rehab the jittery, strung out python back to sobriety.    

Apr 13, 2017

East Palestine Ohio was the back drop for an 8-year old, who is capturing the world's imagination when he took his little 4-year old sister to McDonald's for a cheeseburger.  He had looked on Youtube with his iPad to find videos on how to drive and obeyed all traffic laws on his way to a burger for little sister.  Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are both appalled and fascinated by this little dude who was spotted by a family friend at the McDonald's who called the police to come get them.  A Canadian man who was run over by a deer on April fools finally got the proof he needed to convince his friends and colleagues that he was indeed hit by a deer while walking.  Canada.  And a Zenheadline of the day that brings calm to your death by giving you an option to make your ashes into coral reefs with Eternal Reefs.  No, it isn't a Saturday Night Live commercial.   

Apr 13, 2017

(VIDEO) The Weirton Daily Times reported on a story regarding an 8-year old boy who drove his younger sister to their local McDonald's a couple miles away using their family's van after learning how to drive on YouTube. Ethan believes it to be extremely cute but Alex has a different take, this story is one bad headline from creating utter havoc.

Apr 12, 2017

A 60-year-old Bucks County Pennsylvania man was charged with stealing a woman's purse and knocking her to the ground Tuesday in a CVS parking lot in Easton, according to court records.  But it turns out that he didn't steal the purse he let go and had a change of heart and the woman fell from that encounter so Ethan Millard argues that because he had the change of heart, no record and had only decided to steal because he didn't have money for food, he should have been let off.  Alex Kirry has no heart for this guy.  and a #zenheadlines story that is one of our favorites when an Ice Cream Parlor.  A North Carolina squirrel is living the dream. She loves ice cream and knows exactly where to get it.
Putter the squirrel is regular customer at Fantasy Isle Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Holden Beach.

Apr 12, 2017

Unified Police in Salt Lake City and Mill Creek are trying to find the driver of a Pearl While Cadillac Escalade after another woman claims she confronted the driver for parking in a handicap designated parking stall.  The confrontation turned trashy when the two women yelled at one another, middle fingers were exchanged and now an Escalade is on the run.  Alex Kirry says for sure you have to get some justice on the hit and run but also the Police mentioned that confronting a stranger in a confrontational manner, using obscene gestures etc, probably not a good idea. And finally, a #zenheadlines story that will warm the cockles of your student-debt-laden hearts.

Cayla Chandara has been pulling double duty as a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory and Noi Thai Cuisine in Waikiki when the Australian couple, who will remain anonymous, is paying for her school debts and tuition if she needs help.  

Apr 11, 2017

Everyone's been talking about the man who was dragged off a United Airlines flight.  Totally terrible.

But the fact is, airlines are allowed to overbook their flights and there fore are able to bump you off the flight.  If they do this, you have rights outlined by the Department of Transportation.  We found this thanks to a article by Natasha Norman.

Our #zenheadlines segment was once again provided to us by Twitter.  Turds & Treats dropped this one in our lap.  It's a toy that plays with your dog while you're away.

It's called Pebby, and it's a remote controlled ball.  Using your phone you can control it from anywhere.  It's on kickstarter now and your dog will love it.

Apr 11, 2017

Riley Hancey of Park City, Utah caught pneumonia and it destroyed his lungs.  He needed a double lung transplant.

Just before falling ill, he smoked pot with some friends and when the thc showed up in tests, doctors refused to go through with the transplant. 

The policy of University of Utah Hospital is to not perform transplants on people involved in illicit drug use or who have dependencies. 

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania agreed to perform the transplant instead.

Does this sound right to you?  If you use marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes, should that preclude you from receiving an organ transplant?

Special thanks to Jack Canyon on Twitter for today's #zenheadlines segment. A Salt Lake City company named Power Practical has launched the Jul, a smart mug designed to keep beverages warm all day.  It's pretty cool, but we fail to see the "smart" part of it.  They launched it on Kickstarter and it looks like it will be a success.  Cool.

Apr 10, 2017

Five children were hurt when bounce houses flew away at the Springwell Church carnival in Taylors, South Carolina.  It could have been worse, kids have been killed when those things take flight.

In this episode, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss whether bounce houses should be banned.

Ethan also enjoys one of his favorite categories of news: Dead animals found in food.

Two Walmart shoppers were shocked to find a dead Brazilian free tailed bat in the bag of Organic Marketside Spring Mix salad they were eating. Made by Fresh Express, the salad was recalled across the south just in case there were more bats.

Ethan was very upset there were no pictures.

The bat was sent to Centers For Disease Control to be tested for rabies.

Our Zen Headlines segment was great today (share one with us at #zenheadlines).  The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham, Kentucky has installed solar panels on its roof to save money.

People point out the irony, but Ethan and Alex think it's smart.  They save money and it's a coal museum, not a coal company.  If a coal mine used solar panels to mine coal, THAT would be hilarious!

Apr 10, 2017

A mom in St Louis, Missouri made her 3yr old daughter's wish come true: A poop themed birthday party.  We read about this in The Huffington Post and as far as we can tell, the girl just really loves the weird poop emoji.  Anyway, the mom did her best to present poop themed games and treats and, well... all that.  The mom noticed what we all have: tootsie rolls and hershey's kisses resemble poo

Is that going too far?  Would you do that for your kid?  Is it a sign of a great parent? Or a pushover mom?

Rosa Parks' Detroit home was slated for demolition and no one cared.  So her niece Rhea McCauley bought it for $500.  She then collaborated with artist Ryan Mendoza to dismantle it and moved it to Berlin, Germany.  Rosa Parks' house is in Berlin!

Finally, a great Zen Headlines (use #zenheadlines to share a cool story with us on social media) about a baby girl born on a Turkish Airlines flight.  The flight had just left Conakry, Guinea when the mom began having contractions.  By the time the plane landed at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the flight had picked up one more tiny passenger.  Congratulations to the mom and the flight crew who came to her aid!

Apr 9, 2017

(VIDEO) Indiana University Police Officer John O’Rourke has become a viral sensation after saving a 3-year-old girl who was having a seizure at a local doughnut shop only hours before he was set to get married. Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard break down what the best post-CPR doughnut would be and keep sending us your best Zen Headlines and we'll make sure to read them on the air!

Apr 8, 2017

Dog attacks on mail carriers is at it's highest since the 80's due to booming online sales and it's time to finally get to the bottom of why some dogs are shown as vicious throughout society. Also, we need to address the fact that no one ever picks up after their dogs while hiking. 

Apr 7, 2017

Everyone occasionally has cause to complain about sports officiating.  It's part of the deal.

The Utah Jazz are taking it to a whole new level.  They say they have data that shows the Jazz are victims of systemic discrimination at the hands of NBA officials.  They want officials trained to understand the Jazz style of play so that they can better ref the game.

Ethan thinks that's crazy, it makes much more sense to Alex.  Alex is, after all, the sports expert.

We also talk nutrition.  Ethan rolls out some information on how bad fruit juice is for you.  Fruit is good for you, fruit juice is shockingly bad for you!

Finally, our #ZenHeadlines segment is from The Huffington Post.  When six year old Ayel Morgenstern learned of the Jewish cemeteries being vandalized, she wanted to help.  Even one of her own ancestors graves was vandalized.

She has been collecting and painting rocks to be used in accordance with the Jewish tradition of leaving small stones at graves.

So far, she's shipped hundreds of these to families across the United States.

Unfortunately, with the rise of white nationalism, European chauvinism, alt-right, Christian identity, trad life, we're going to probably see more vandalism like this.

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